2019 / 2020 / 2021 Chinese Public Holiday Calendar

China Public Holidays 2019
Check China Public Holidays 2019

In China, there are public holidays on 7 legal festivals in a year, namely New Year's Day, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and National Day.

Some people have a half day off on the following four days or anniversaries including Women's Day, Youth Day, Children's Day and Army Day of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Women have half day off on Women's Day. Young people over 14 years of age have a half day off on Youth Day. Children under 14 years old have a day off on Children's Day. Active members of the army have a half-day off on Army Day.

People celebrate many other festivals but they do not have time off: Arbor Day, International Nurses' Day, Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party, Teachers' Day and Journalists' Day.

Here is a detailed 2019 / 2020 / 2021 China public holiday schedule for your reference:
 

List of National Public Holidays of China in 2019 / 2020 / 2021

 
Festival Date 2019 days off 2020 days off 2021 days off
New Year's Day Jan. 1

Dec. 30, 2018 -
Jan. 1, 2019

Jan. 1, 2020

Jan. 1 - 3, 2021
Chinese New Year

in Jan. or Feb.

Feb. 5, 2019; Holiday: Feb. 4 - 10

Jan. 25, 2020; Holiday: Jan. 24 - 30

Feb. 12, 2021; Holiday: Feb. 11 - 17
Qingming Festival Apr. 4 or 5

Apr. 5, 2019; Holiday: Apr. 5 - 7

Apr. 4, 2020; Holiday: Apr. 4 - 6

Apr. 4, 2021; Holiday: Apr. 3 - 5
May Day May 1 May 1, 2019 May 1 - 3, 2020 May 1 - 3, 2021
Dragon Boat Festival the 5th day of the 5th lunar month Jun. 7, 2019; Holiday: Jun. 7 - 9 Jun. 25, 2020; Holiday: Jun. 25 - 27 Jun. 14, 2021; Holiday: Jun. 12 - 14
Mid-Autumn Day the 15th day of the 8th lunar month Sep. 13, 2019; Holiday: Sep. 13 - 15 Oct. 1, 2020, within the 
National Day holiday.
Sep. 21, 2021; Holiday: Sep. 19 - 21
National Day Oct. 1 Oct. 1  - 7, 2019 Oct. 1  - 7, 2020, prolong to Oct. 8 Oct. 1  - 7, 2021
 
 

China Holidays for Certain Groups

 
Festival Date Official Holidays 2019 / 2020 / 2021 days off
Women's Day Mar. 8 half day for women half day of Mar. 8
Youth Day May 4 half day for youth above 14 years old half day of May 4
Children's Day Jun. 1 1 day for children under 13 years old Jun. 1
Army Day of Chinese PLA Aug. 1 half day for active army half day of Aug. 1
 
 

Other Festivals & Anniversaries in China

 
Festival Date Official Holidays
Arbor Day Mar. 12 no days off
International Nurse Day May 12 no days off
Anniversary of the Founding of CCP Jul. 1 no days off
Victory Day Sep. 3 no days off
Teachers' Day Sep. 10 no days off
Journalists' Day Nov. 8 no days off
 
- Last modified on Nov. 20, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on 2019 / 2020 / 2021 Public Holiday Calendar
Asked by Michelle B from USA | Nov. 15, 2018 19:08Reply
We're arriving May 1, 2019 and wondering if it's a week long holiday.
Our friends who used to live in China told us to avoid the first week of May because many people will take a week long vacation thus crowds everywhere. Is that still the case?
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Answered by Nina from BELGIUM | Nov. 18, 2018 17:47
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Well, since several years before, the 7-day long week holiday had become a 3-day holiday. However, it is still suggested to avoid the first three days of May because it will be very crowded in most of China cities and attractions.
Asked by Thong from MALAYSIA | Nov. 07, 2018 18:24Reply
15 days in tianjin
Hi. Good day. I'm planning to travel to tianjin for 15 days in December. Is there any festival or program we can attend?
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Answered by John from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 08, 2018 17:24
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As I know, Dec. 22 is the Winter Solstice and they may have some celebrations but I'm not very sure about that. Besides that, the young people may also celebrate the Christmas.
Asked by Wina from INDONESIA | Nov. 06, 2018 18:46Reply
Hello, I want to go to Guangzhou on January 3 to 12, the trade center like Sanyuanli will open or cl
the trade center like Sanyuanli will open or close?
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Answered by Sally from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 07, 2018 18:01
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Yes, it will open at that time.
Asked by T ANGOOD from UK | Nov. 03, 2018 12:49Reply
what dates are 2019 school holidays in china?
as above
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Answered by Hank from NETHERLANDS | Nov. 04, 2018 22:01
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Do you mean summer holiday or winter holiday since they have the same days off in public holidays. The summer holiday of most schools are from early July to September 1 and the winter holiday is from January 20 to February 26.
Asked by SLow from SINGAPORE | Sep. 23, 2018 18:32Reply
I will be in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shanghai for exhibitions from 18-29 Oct 2018.
Just wondering if China is celebrating any festivities that we can participate in?
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Answered by Ankel from GERMANY | Sep. 24, 2018 22:47
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Hi, there is only a Chongyang Festival, also Senior’s Day, falling on October 17, 2018 and there is no other festival from Oct. 18 to 29.
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